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TD’s own Kerndja Bien-Aime is featured in URI News

Kerndja Bien-Aime, senior majoring in Wildlife Conservation Biology is featured in URI News regarding her research involving the forest cover around amphibian breeding ponds. For the full story click here.


Talent Development’s Keith “Niko” Freeman is featured as URI “Big Thinker”

Keith “Niko” Freeman, Talent Development Junior, has been featured as one of the University of Rhode Island’s “Big Thinkers”. Freeman, president of the Native American Student Organization (NASO) sheds some light on the organization, their purpose and diverse membership. Congratulations to you Niko…you are a Big Thinker!!! For the full story click here.

Raise the Bar

Talent Development presents “Raise the Bar: Level Up!”

On Friday, November 14, 2014, Talent Development hosted “Raise the Bar: Level Up!” Students engaged in a fun and rigorous rock-climbing activity at URI’s North Woods Challenge Course. This leadership event encouraged student leaders to apply themes of Collaboration, Communication, Strategy, and Trust. Students were able to relate these themes to everyday real life leadership […]

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Talent Development presents: “A Celebration of Talent Development Honors Students”

On Friday November 7, 2014 Talent Development held the 1st Annual Talent Development Program/ URI Honors Program “A Celebration of Talent Development Honors Students.”  Over 60 students were in attendance along with their families, TD Staff, as well as URI faculty and staff. URI President Dr. David M. Dooley, Provost Dr. Donald DeHayes, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Thomas […]


TD/URI Alumna wins Los Angles Fashion Council runway competition

Sania Josiah ’12 wins Los Angles Fashion Council runway competition. West African textiles have always fascinated Sania Josiah, who was born in Liberia and grew up in Ghana. Now the emerging designer is making a name for herself with clothes inspired by her heritage. The University of Rhode Island graduate recently won a big award […]


Mayor Jorge Elorza

Talent Development Alum As the New Mayor Elect of Providence

The Talent Development Program would like to congratulate TD alum, class of 1998, Jorge Elorza J.D. for his victory as the mayor elect of the city of Providence. We wish you nothing but the best on the road ahead. #TDNation Talent Development Alum Now Mayor Elect of Providence



One More Time: URI team takes first place at 30th Annual Minority Business Conference

Featured in this article are Talent Development students: Kelechi Agwunobi, Richmond Sam, Jazmin Tangui, Brayan Dajer, Lukman Busari, Raven Sannon, Anthony Markey, and Mark Torres. October 29, 2014 — For the second year in a row, a team from the University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration won the student case competition at the […]


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A Celebration of the Life of Mr. Leo F. DiMaio, Jr.

On Saturday October 18, 2014 the TD Nation gathered in the Memorial Union Ballroom to honor the life of our late Director Emeritus. The event was appropriately named: Leo F. DiMaio Jr. A Celebration of His Life and Work. The Rainville Ballroom was nearly filled to capacity with TD Nation alumni, students, friends, and family. […]

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Genesis Santos

URI nursing, Talent Development student proves hard work pays off

Talent Development Nursing Student Genesis Santos is featured on URI today website. UPDATE: A similar version of this story was also featured on URI Big Thinkers. Third year student Genesis Santos is a prime example of why the University of Rhode Island is known for its “big thinkers”. Santos, a nursing major, psychology minor who […]

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Roby Luna

Talent Development Alumnus Roby Luna featured at URI Honors Colloquium Event

TD Alumnus Roby Luna returns to campus as panelist at the URI Honors Colloquium. Roby Luna ’04 was a featured panelist at the October 21, 2014 URI Honors Colloquium presentation on Cybercrime and Policy. Featured along with moderator, Congressman James Langevin, Gerald Bessett, chief of cyber operations for the FBI’s Cyber Division, and Cheri Caddy, […]

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